Free YouTube Downloader

Free YouTube Downloader

Download Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
3.5
out of 1263 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.5.123
  • Total Downloads:
    45,963,634
  • Date Added:
    January 27, 2012
  • File Size:
    Not available
  • Downloads Last Week:
    239,374
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows Me/2000/XP/2003/Vista/7

Editors' Note: The Download Now link will download a small installer file to your desktop. Remain online and double-click the installer to proceed with the actual download.

Editors' Review

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We love YouTube downloaders because they make it so easy to grab and save video from YouTube's inexhaustible, ever-expanding supply. Whatever you like, if it's on video, it's probably on YouTube in one form or another. HOW's Free YouTube Downloader is one of the easiest tools for that job we've found. It not only downloads videos from YouTube but also converts them and files from your hard drive into formats you can play on your iPad, iPhone, and similar devices. It offers several quality levels, including HD quality, and plays your converted file when the job is done, if you want it to.

Ads pay the bills for freeware, and though Free YouTube Downloader contains no adware, we had to click through several screens to get to the actual program's download. It's worth the effort, though, since Free YouTube Downloader's easy settings and minimal user interface (think media player) let you quickly configure downloads and keep an eye on them in a corner of the screen while you do other things. We browsed to a YouTube page and copied and pasted its URL into Free YouTube Downloader's entry field (you can also browse to and add your own files). We selected Windows Media Video from an extensive drop-down list of Output Format options. We also selected the highest output quality, Full High Definition (1080p). We clicked Settings, too; these let us set always-on-top, a default output folder, simultaneous download and conversion, and language options. The browser-based Help file uses screenshots to make each step clear.

Once we'd made our selections, we pressed Download. Free YouTube Downloader began downloading and converting our video almost instantaneously (your connection will affect the speed) and finished by asking if we wanted to view our video. The video opened and played normally in our default media player. After that, we started downloading and saving videos we wanted to watch later. We like the way Free YouTube Downloader lets you choose a device-specific format for conversions, too. Don't forget to watch some of those videos you'll be saving with Free YouTube Downloader!

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    3.2

    out of 16 votes

    • 5 star 2
    • 4 star 6
    • 3 star 5
    • 2 star 0
    • 1 star 3
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    out of 1263 votes

    • 5 star 559
    • 4 star 264
    • 3 star 66
    • 2 star 50
    • 1 star 324
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1 stars

"Claro search infected"

August 31, 2012  |  By adal019

 |  Version: Free YouTube Downloader 3.5.123

Pros

No pros. After upgrading from an older to a newer version (Youtube downloader prompts you when a newer version is available) - it infected my computer with claro search.

Cons

Infects your computer with claro search. Claro search is a browser hi-jacker that nests itself in all common browser programs as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet explorer. Claro search is not picked up (as per September 1, 2012) by up-to-date anti virus software like AVG and it is nasty to remove.

Summary

Unless you run a malware or antivirus software company - do not install this product.

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4 stars

"Cool tool. Works as advertized."

February 05, 2012  |  By abretones

 |  Version: Free YouTube Downloader 3.5.123

Pros

Convert FLV files to WMV

Cons

Only works on YouTube videos.

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4 stars

"Very good indeed"

February 05, 2012  |  By tnicholaidis

 |  Version: Free YouTube Downloader 3.5.123

Pros

Simple to use and effective

Cons

None at all

Summary

For my purposes it was perfect. Perhaps for larger files you might need a more complex programme, but for downloading video for the purpose of putting it to my phone it was just great.
Thanking you.

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5 stars

"Free You Tube Download"

February 03, 2012  |  By tonyho55

 |  Version: Free YouTube Downloader 3.5.123

Pros

Very good for download

Cons

don't see problem when download

Summary

What this rewiev hepful

Updated on Feb 3, 2012

Free Download Youtube

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4 stars

"Very easy to use"

February 03, 2012  |  By Wintergarden

 |  Version: Free YouTube Downloader 3.5.123

Pros

Ease of use.

Cons

Don't see any problems

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4 stars

"very smooth"

February 02, 2012  |  By maskless

 |  Version: Free YouTube Downloader 3.5.123

Pros

good product for free. very impressive.

Cons

non so far

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4 stars

"OMG this is faster than I D M"

February 01, 2012  |  By bradley55

 |  Version: Free YouTube Downloader 3.5.123

Pros

On most sites, I found this faster than Internet Download manager program.

Cons

I think the cons are about the same for all other managers available.

Summary

Am I suppose to say all free downloaders are spyware infected too to get the rewards from my IDM?

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4 stars

"Works most of the time."

February 01, 2012  |  By tacostands

 |  Version: Free YouTube Downloader 3.5.123

Pros

Works fine. Only occasionally will it not download.

Cons

Have to opt out of the toolbars and junk.

Summary

I don't have any spyware problems once I opt out of everying during install. Makes me not have a good feeling though that I have to opt out.

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1 stars

"Quit Working after 3 months"

February 01, 2012  |  By lurettam

 |  Version: Free YouTube Downloader 3.5.123

Pros

Worked fine for 3 months,when I first installed it.

Cons

Worked fine for 3 months, then quit. Tryed deleting and then downloading again. Didn't work. All my friends said there's quit working also.

Summary

Was sent an email with newer version, it didn't work either.

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3 stars

"Does the job"

January 31, 2012  |  By Thomas-new

 |  Version: Free YouTube Downloader 3.5.123

Pros

Downloading works

Cons

Somethings gives error massage; bundled with unwanted software

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.5.123
Version 3.5.123 includes unspecified updates.
General
Publisher HOW
Publisher web site http://youtubedownloader.com
Release Date January 27, 2012
Date Added January 27, 2012
Version 3.5.123
Category
Category Internet Software
Subcategory Download Managers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows 2003, Windows Vista, Windows Me, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows 7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size Not Available
File Name FreeYouTubeDownloaderIC.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 45,963,634
Downloads Last Week 239,374
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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